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  1. Mike OReilly
    Thanks. Sadly, it's inevitable here on CF. I just try and ignore them ... not always successfully, but I try.
  2. disputin
    I saw the picture of your solar panel in the latest thread on flexible solar panels and it looks exactly like the one that came with my Hunter260. Can I ask how many watts (or what your maximum wattage) that you see on the panel when charging?

    I'm up in Puget Sound and I think the most I've seen on my Victron charge controller is 20W.
  3. davidjade
    I saw your recent msgs on riding sails and testing and I saw you mention using a load cell to measure. Would you mind sharing what load cell you used? I've often though about using one as our boat yaws considerably at anchor and I've often wondered just what sort of forces are involved. I've also been curious on just how much force we are able to exert when backing down to set, etc... I haven't find much that looked like it would work so I am curious what you found to use. Thanks.
  4. Mike OReilly

    I don’t know how they can treat two Type III heads in different ways. Surely won’t survive a court challenge if anyone bothers. They could just as easily have compost head users “pump out” every two weeks as well.

    Must be a lot of compost head users to produce this kind of reaction. Surprising…

    When I dump in a dumpster, which doesn’t happen very often for me, I do double-bag. I’m not sure how gross it would be if was in a small can — the end product looks, smells and feels like soil. But I think it could fill a small can pretty quickly. And it’s kinda heavy.

    I have never heard of any other jurisdiction that has this kind of targeted restriction against CHs.
  5. SanSimeon
    You are reported to be the area expert for the cape may to Virginia Beach stretch. Are Ocean City and Chincoteague accessible to a 32 Bristol 4.6 draft? Any insight you can provide is greatly appreciated! Dk
  6. mauser
    Dear sir!
    Please advise on proper tether to be used on Tartan 33 - main question how to connect to harness/user side? Shackle, double action witchard type hook or Black diamond locking carabiner? Thanks a gazillion. mauser
  7. ti325v
    Hello Thin water: Regarding using waste oil.
    You are in the industry, wonderful.
    I have made a proposal to the national park and the government here. In general it has been well received. I may be getting back to you as there is no existing system in place. Pretty sad to see all of the waste oil just dumped into the street. Do you have any simple literature I can use to back up what I am proposing ? Case studies or any simple to comprehend literature that I can use to present to the government ?
    I am sure I can find it, but we simply need to collect all of the waste oil, clean it and burn it in the island generators, too much info will melt their minds. Any similar projects in remote areas that have been proven to work ? I do not need exhaustive studies.
  8. virginia boy
    I'm sorry, I went back to the blog and found the link where I can purchase the book.
    (quietly closes door on way out)
  9. virginia boy
    Hi, I went to the blog link you display under your posts. It had a great bunch of helpful info and I intend to browse through some more. The reason for this message is that I am very interested in buying a copy of the Delmarva circumnavigation book but I couldn't find it for sale anywhere. Did you write this book or just advertise it on your blog? Do you know if it's still in print.

    I have a boy and a girl in their early teens who I think would love this trip!
    Eric Olander
  10. Sailmonkey
    your blog is great!! especially the captain safety part!!

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    PDQ Altair, 32/34
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    Deale, MD
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